MusicFIRST To Launch Tomorrow; Asking Radio For Performance Fees
June 13, 2007 at 1:03 PM (PT)
A partnership of artists and music industry organizations will announce a newly formed coalition named MUSICFIRST tomorrow (6/14). The coalition is asking that "performers, from aspiring and local artists to background singers and well-known stars, be compensated through a performance right when their music is broadcast on AM and FM radio."
Founding artists include CHRISTINA AGUILERA; JIMMY BUFFETT; CELINE DION; THE DOORS; EARTH, WIND & FIRE; DON HENLEY; WYCLEF JEAN; TOBY KEITH; PATTI LABELLE; JOHN LEGEND; JENNIFER LOPEZ; MARTHA REEVES; MARY WILSON; and 11 industry organizations.
The official press conference is set for tomorrow.